2020 graduation options – capstone project guidance available

7/15/2019

New materials on graduation requirements for students in the class of 2020 are available on the Department’s website.
 
Students in the class of 2020 may complete a capstone project to satisfy one component of Ohio’s graduation requirements. For the class of 2020, state law directed the Ohio Department of Education to develop guidance for districts or schools that outlines the components of successful capstone projects and a process for evaluating them, so these experiences can satisfy graduation requirements. 
 
The class of 2020 capstone project guidance document now is available. The Department also has developed this capstone project toolkit that districts and schools can use to support the implementation of this graduation option. The Department will make additional tools and resources available throughout the summer to support capstone project implementation.
 
The class of 2020 work or community service guidance documents and toolkit are available here.
 
Each of these resources includes answers to frequently asked questions. Direct additional questions to gradrequirements@education.ohio.gov.